B.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Science and Policy

St. Edward's University

48 months
48326 USD/year
48326 USD/year
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Explore the science that will enable you to study how ecosystems function and the policy alternatives that will allow you to examine solutions to maintain environmental quality with the Environmental Science and Policy program of St. Edward's University.


Environmental issues such as climate change, water quality and biodiversity loss are significantly affecting the earth and human societies. As a major in the Environmental Science and Policy program of St. Edward's University, you will study the science underlying environmental problems as well as the policy strategies that will enable you to develop solutions to these problems.  

But you won’t just stay in the classroom. ENSP faculty and students conduct field research at Wild Basin Preserve, the Spicewood Ranch ecolab in the rural Hill Country and in tropical forests in Costa Rica. Apply your research skills to projects like examining the environmental impacts of electric scooters, testing Travis County residents’ water for lead contamination or examining whether paying Costa Rican and Ugandan farmers to not cut down their forests helps reduce deforestation. 

As environmental issues are inherently interdisciplinary, integrating science and policy allows ENSP graduates to acquire the research, analytical and technical skills necessary to acquire positions in a wide range of environmental careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. ENSP graduates are currently working as environmental scientists at private environmental consulting firms and regulators with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality and earning acceptance to top environmental graduate programs.

What do our graduates do?

Environmental Science and Policy majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Environmental health and safety consultant for Loureiro Engineering Associates
  • Environmental scientist at AECOM, a civil engineering firm
  • Program associate for the Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund
  • Community organizer for the Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Program Manager, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Educator, Austin Youth River Watch

Master’s students at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Program of the European Union.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry in the Environment
  • Political Research and Statistics
  • Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application.
  • $50 application fee (waived if you apply by the early or priority deadline).
  • High school transcripts.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or the Duolingo English Test.
  • Essay.
  • Academic recommendation form.

Tuition Fee

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    48326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48326 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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